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All about US Open champion Bianca Andreescu

September 08, 2019 08:34 IST

Bianca Andreescu

IMAGE: Bianca Andreescu celebrates winning the US Open title. Photograph: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Factbox on Canada's Bianca Andreescu, who defeated American Serena Williams to win the US Open on Saturday (prefix number denotes seeding):

 

15-BIANCA ANDREESCU

Age: 19

WTA ranking: 15

Grand Slam titles: 1

2019 WTA titles: 3

2018 US Open performance: First qualifying round

Best US Open performance: Champion (2019)

ROAD TO FINAL:

First round: Katie Volynets (US) 6-2, 6-4

Second round: Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3, 7-5

Third round: 19-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4, 6-4

Fourth round: Taylor Townsend (US) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Quarter-finals: 25-Elise Mertens (Belgium) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Semi-finals: 13-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 7-6(3), 7-5

Final: 8-Serena Williams (US) 6-3, 7-5

Bianca Andreescu

IMAGE: Bianca Andreescu is the first teenage Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open. Photograph: Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

- Won her first Grand Slam title in just her fourth main draw appearance, a feat only previously accomplished by Monica Seles at Roland Garros 1990.

- Became the second Canadian woman to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open Era following Eugenie Bouchard, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon 2014.

- Became the first teenager to play in the US Open final since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. She is the first teenage Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open and at 19 years and two months the youngest since Svetlana Kuznetsova at the 2004 US Open.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Andreescu leads Serena Williams 2-0

2019 Andreescu d Williams 3-1 retired (Toronto, hard)

2019 Andreescu d Williams 6-3, 7-5

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